Searing heat will continue in much of the Midwest and Plains Tuesday while rainstorms drench the Rockies and much of the southern tier.
Midwest, Plains: Temperatures will again rocket into the mid to upper 90s in parts of the Midwest and Plains. Fierce humidity and clear skies will make for another scorching day in Illinois, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
West: While the West Coast will be clear and dry, much of the Southwest and Rockies will see heavy rain and potential for floods. The heaviest rain should be in New Mexico and Arizona.
Southeast: Tropical downpours and scattered thunderstorms are likely to soak the Gulf Coast and Florida.
Weather history for Aug. 26: In 1992, Hurricane Andrew made its second landfall near Morgan City, La.; several tornadoes touched down in the New Orleans. In 1999, record highs were set in Tulsa (109 degrees), Dallas (106) and Shreveport, La. (104).
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